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California Vegetables
California Vegetables
Annual and perennial plants grown as vegetables, for California gardens.
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California Flowering Perennials
California Flowering Perennials
Flowering plants that live for two or more years and are grown primarily for blooms and beauty, for California gardens.
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California Fruit Trees, Citrus
California Fruit Trees, Citrus
Trees and shrubs in the genus Citrus and closely related genera that produce edible fruit, for California gardens.
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California Herbs and Spices
California Herbs and Spices
Edible or useful annual and perennial plants, for California gardens. Plants are generally considered "herbs" when the leaves or green parts are used for flavoring or other purposes. "Spices" are derived from other parts of plants, such as seeds, fruits, roots, and bark.
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Citrus Trees: 7 Common Problems
Citrus Trees: 7 Common Problems

Seven problems commonly found in citrus trees and suggested solutions include: Overwatering: Citrus may become stressed and more susceptible to pests and diseases as a result of poor drainage or standing water. Citrus and other trees have difficulty with proper nutrient uptake in wet soils. Shallow Watering, Watering with Sprinklers, and Wetting Trunks or Major […]

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Sweet Pepper Varieties: Colors, Flavors and Growing Characteristics
Sweet Pepper Varieties: Colors, Flavors and Growing Characteristics

When many gardeners in North America think sweet pepper, they think of the large, bell-type Emerald green sweet pepper with a slightly grassy flavor. Fortunately, all sweet peppers aren’t green: today’s gardeners have access to a wide array of sweet peppers, both bell and non-bell types, in a range of colors, sizes and shapes. Gardeners […]

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Growing Orange Trees in Containers: Meeting the Challenges
Growing Orange Trees in Containers: Meeting the Challenges

With proper pruning and management, any variety of orange tree can be grown in a container, although trees may stay small and yields may be minimal unless trees are grown in very large pots. Use a soil mix of at least 30% sand, combined with soil and compost or well-rotted organic matter, in pots or […]

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Planning a Spring Vegetable Garden? What To Do Now
Planning a Spring Vegetable Garden? What To Do Now

Planning a spring vegetable garden? Here is what to do now: Start seeds indoors and outdoors in warm, bright, protected areas; and transplant starts outdoors during warm and frost-free periods for cool-season vegetables and herbs that are frost tolerant and less prone to bolting. Irrigate new garden beds, wait 10 to 21 days prior to […]

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Mulch Around Orange Trees: Always, Sometimes or Never?
Mulch Around Orange Trees: Always, Sometimes or Never?

Enthusiastic gardeners can easily become enthusiastic “mulchers,” placing copious amounts of high quality mulch close to and around every plant the gardens. While GardenZeus applauds the effort, we also recommend some caution. Orange trees can be over-mulched or mulched to close to the trunk and major roots. GardenZeus recommends bare soil only with no plantings […]

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